[R-sig-ME] citable references for profile likelihood CIs

Matthew Wolak s06mw3 at abdn.ac.uk
Thu May 29 10:24:15 CEST 2014

Hi Jake,

Meyer (2008. Likelihood calculations to evaluate experimental designs to
estimate genetic variances. Heredity. 101:212-221) makes a rather
compelling case for using profile likelihood CIs and does a good job
explaining them.


Dr. Matthew E. Wolak
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On 29/05/14 06:32, Jake Westfall wrote:
> Hello list,
> I am writing up the results from an analysis involving mixed models, and I am considering including the profile likelihood confidence intervals (as computed by confint.merMod() in lme4 package) for all parameter estimates in the manuscript. Does anyone have suggestions for good references I can cite that explain basically how it works and why profile CIs are a Good Thing? All justificationary purposes aside, I would actually be interested in reading some of these myself.
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